Olic returned to Hamburger, West Ham sent scouts to watch Nedelev, Koeman praises Brilliant Tadic

The-36-year old Croatia International Ivica Olic returned to Hamburger SV on  2015. After signing an 18month contract for an undisclosed fee.

He was given kit number 8, but at the end of the 2014–15 season, Ivo Iličević changed his kit number from 11 to 7, and Olić took number 11, a number which he worn previously in both Bayern and Wolfsburg, but also in his first spell at HSV.


Croatia International scored twice in his 18 appearances  in the previous season. Olic hope to get his chance in this season , and play his first Bundesliga appearance.

Hamburger fans still remember Croatia International’s brilliant perforance and hope to be witnessed some more too.  Olić scored a hat-trick in the Bundesliga match against VfB Stuttgart, which Hamburg won 4–1. He was the first player in the club’s history to score three successive goals in one half.

West Ham sent scouts to watch over Bulgaria international

According to the agent of the player, Premier League side West Ham have sent scouts to monitor the performances of Bulgaria international winger Todor Nedelev, who has attracted the attention of several European clubs.

Todor Nedelev

The 22-year old Nedelev, who is currently playing for Bundesliga club Mainz 05, has joined the German outfit back in 2014 from Botev Plovdiv for a €3 million transfer fee.

It is believed, that the Hammers representatives are willing to get the signature of attacking midfielder and will make suitable bid for Bulgarian as soon as the January transfer window opens. Nedelev has already made 10 appearances for Bulgaria national team since 2013.

Koeman praises Brilliant Tadic

Ronald Koeman hailed Dusan Tadic as the man who made the difference as Southampton picked up their first Premier League win of the season with a 3-0 victory over Norwich. Dusan Tadic,  was recalled to the starting line-up, scored two goals and looked back to his best.


Koeman said: “He came in last Thursday on a good level and today he made the difference in the team.We need that kind of players to make the game open.He is creative, good crosses, good football, clever boy”.

Rumen Dimov

Rumen is the columnist of Balkan Talk from the beginning. He writes about Bulgarian football and supports for Ludogorets Razgrad. Basketball and web-design are another his hobbies.